These are my blogging prompts for today, well, actually yesterday, Tuesday, but I just did not get around to finish my image. And while I am at it a BIG, HUGE, HUMONGOUS thank you and apology to you, my dear readers and commenters! I appreciate your comments so much and feel so very bad that I just don’t get around to reply lest visit your blog at the moment. But I will. That is a promise. David and I just need to find a little routine with my foot mishap preventing me from doing a lot of things at all and many other ones way, way slower. But enough of that. Here we go:
- 17 Again! If you could be any age again, for one week, what age would you be? This is what Leslie wants to know.
- Kathy did not give us a suggestion for Song-ography, so it is **MY CHOICE**
Do I want to be seventeen again? Nope, I don’t. I don’t remember 17 being an extremely happy time. It was o.k., nothing major going on, no problems, but also not much positive excitement. So, why would I want to go back to that time? Maybe to change what I did back then, but what then? If I did change it, I most likely would not have any of the good (and bad) times I have had later on in my life. And I don’t think I want that either. So, no thank you, not back to seventeen.
Maybe, maybe I would be o.k. with going back to my late 20s. I have very fond memories of my time down under. And maybe a second time around I would succeed to stay in Australia and not to be kicked out after three years, because of government regulations not extending my work visa any further. But there is no guarantee for that. Ever.
If I had known back then, no matter if 17 or 30, what I know now, I may have lived my life differently, pretty sure. But better? Who knows, I don’t. And thus, I am quite happy with the way I have lived and am living my life now. Who knows – if this or that had or had not happened, I might not have met David. And that would have been quite a disaster, don’t you think?!
While I would not want to be 17 again, my choice for Song-ography is *drum roll* New Year’s Day by U2, which came out when I was… 17. Boy, is that an evergreen, favorite of mine. I still remember that I heard this for the very first time on a radio night show while I was on school vacation, stayed up late, listening to BFBS (British Forces Bradcasting System) – hahaha – even (or especially?) back then I preferred English. Of course, I was also listening to the NDW (Neue Deutsche Welle), but British New Wave, Punk etc. etc. was more me. Anyways, this week was a freebie, so here you go with my interpretation of New Year’s Day. Check out the lyrics here and the meaning incl. the video (especially if you are confused by my image) here.
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